Peace and War

18D7F46F-E53A-4239-8FA4-8179CC2141A5“When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:7‬ ‭ESV

As tensions rise and the threat of war seems eminent, I paused to think about when is war the right course of action. Our nation ignored the atrocities of the Nazis and the Axis Powers until Pearl Harbor was bombed. Now we have been ignoring the atrocities of Middle Eastern terrorists until recent targeted attacks. I hate war and long for Peace, but sometimes evil requires annihilation.

End of Time

D420BA52-7C5D-40F8-BF72-72D50E830863“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭3:1-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

End of Time

In my teenage years, I had this recurrent dream of the end of time. It vividly captured the moment of Christ’s return as I collapsed to my knees.  My dream accurately depicted Biblical verses that I had yet to read and understand, but somehow subconsciously I knew.  Last night, the above Bible verses seemed to beckon me from someone’s Facebook page to pause and take notice.  This morning, some crazed man kept tailgating me on the highway and flashing his bright lights and passing while using obscene gestures and then slowing down in front of me, and repeating the cycle until I called 911 and got state trooper assistance.  I cannot help but think that the end of time is upon us, as I consider how our society has embraced so much evil.


7B44F0E6-F015-459B-810F-85716E7E6013“Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬


Lately it seems there is a tsunami of evil sweeping across the world. The tendency is to cast blame on others, but we must all start the change within ourselves. I believe that when we focus on God and allow His Truth to prevail in our lives, we will be transformed into His likeness and thereby start the necessary healing. We must cast aside our self centered desires because our world needs a transformation.


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E4F63821-F2B2-4F90-B3F1-6B2DE5CC5C0CAs we have just celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day and The Greatest Generation, I thought about what made them so great. I think it was their deep faith that lead to self-reliance in a time of The Great Depression and the world at war against an evil regime. My parents were in that group who grew up poor financially, but rich in spirit. They worked hard to have a better life and to leave the world a better place. It seems today we are faced with especially difficult times as well with great conflicts all over the world and an economy that dances around a major collapse. It is time for “greatness” to reappear and lead this country back on the right path.


B2881F19-F0F6-4442-817D-9577FE06AAE0“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
‭‭John‬ ‭8:44‬ ‭ESV‬‬

By definition, evil is profound immorality and wickedness, especially when considered as a supernatural force.
When we look at all the cruel events happening in our world, how can we explain them without thinking about “good vs evil”. It seems to me that we have lost our moral compass by living however we feel is right. Our legislators and judges and politicians are such champions of individual “rights” that they condone so much bad behavior for society. And society has chosen the “easy” path of accepting it. Tolerance of unacceptable behavior has been bullied into our culture. Why? I believe that evil is behind the lies that many want to believe.